Material Safety Data Sheet
Aluminum Sulfate Octadecahydrate

ACC# 00981
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Aluminum Sulfate Octadecahydrate
Catalog Numbers: A613 500, A613-500, A613500
Aluminum trisulfate, sulfuric acid aluminum salt
Company Identification:

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              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7784-31-8 Aluminum Sulfate Octadecahydrate 100 unlisted

Hazard Symbols:
None listed.
Risk Phrases:
None listed.

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: white. Caution! May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause mechanical eye and skin irritation. This is expected to be a low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Target Organs: None.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Dust may cause mechanical irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Ingestion: Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation. Expected to be a low ingestion hazard.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Chronic: No information found.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
Ingestion: If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Antidote: None reported.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.
Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid generating dusty conditions.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from water.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Aluminum Sulfate Octadecahydrate none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Aluminum Sulfate Octadecahydrate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Solid
Appearance: white
Odor: none reported
pH: Acidic in solution.
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Negligible.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:189 deg F
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:189 deg F
NFPA Rating: Not published.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: 86.9% at 32 F
Specific Gravity/Density:1.69 at 62F
Molecular Formula:Al2(SO4)3.18H2O
Molecular Weight:666.377

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, moisture.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Decomposes in water which may generate quantities of heat or pressure.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Oxides of sulfur, aluminum oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 7784-31-8: WS5697000
CAS# 7784-31-8:
Oral, mouse: LD50 = >9 gm/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = >9 gm/kg;
CAS# 7784-31-8: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
Reproductive Effects: No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: No data available.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

No information available.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

Shipping Name: No information available. No information available.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


CAS# 7784-31-8 is not listed on the TSCA inventory. It is for research and development use only.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 7784-31-8: acute, chronic.
Section 313
This material contains Aluminum Sulfate Octadecahydrate (listed as ** undefined **), 100%, (CAS# 7784-31-8) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 7784-31-8 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Not available.
Risk Phrases:

Safety Phrases:

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 7784-31-8: No information available.

None of the chemicals in this product are listed on the DSL or NDSL list. WHMIS: Not available.
CAS# 7784-31-8 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits
CAS# 7784-31-8 (listed as ** undefined **): OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 10 mg/m3
OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 2 mg/m3 (salts) OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 5 mg/m3 (fumes)
OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp. dust) OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 10 mg/m3 OE
L-BELGIUM:TWA 2 mg/m3 (salts) OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 5 mg/m3 (fumes) OEL-BE
LGIUM:TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp. dust) OEL-DENMARK:TWA 10 mg/m3 (resp. dust)
OEL-DENMARK:TWA 2 mg/m3 (salts) OEL-DENMARK:TWA 5 mg/m3 (fumes) OEL
2 mg/m3 (salts) OEL-FRANCE:TWA 5 mg/m3 (fumes) OEL-FRANCE:TWA 5 mg/m
3 (resp. dust) OEL-GERMANY:TWA 6 mg/m3 OEL-HUNGARY:STEL 5 mg/m3 OEL
A 10 mg/m3 (resp. dust) OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 2 mg/m3 (salts) OEL-
RUSSIA:STEL 2 mg/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 10 mg/m3 (resp. dust) OEL-SWEDEN:
TWA 2 mg/m3 (salts) OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 4 mg/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 5 mg/m3 (r
esp. dust) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 2 mg/m3 (salts) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 6
m3 (resp. dust) OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 10 mg/m3;STEL 20 mg/m3 OEL-UN
ITED KINGDOM:TWA 10 mg/m3;STEL 20 mg/m3 (resp. dust) OEL-UNITED KINGD

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 9/02/1997
Revision #1 Date: 8/02/2000
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